Slow Food Slow Food Donate Slow Food Join Us
 
 

English - Italiano

 
 
Slow Europe
 
 
 
 
Raw Milk
 

Yes We CAP!


Belgium - 01/08/2012

During the past few months, there has been much emphasis on the crucial role that the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform will have for the future of European agriculture (click here to see one of many articles we’ve been publishing on the subject).
Public interest is growing, but to help foster greater understanding of the significance of the reform and the gravity of the decisions being made not merely for agriculture but quality of life in general - Slow Food and other civil society groups are organizing a public march starting in mid-August and culminating in Brussels on September 19 with a conference at the EU Parliament.

The conference CAP REFORM 2020 – An opportunity for European democracy is organized by Slow Food in collaboration with ARC2020.
Joining the Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Cioloş, European Parliament president Martin Schulz, Slow Food President Carlo Petrini and representatives of other leading European civil society organizations will be many citizens who arrive in Brussels via the Good Food March, organized in collaboration with Slow Food Germany.

Leaving from Munich on August 25th, the march will pass through villages and cities, uniting farmers, activists, ecologists and anyone else who cares about sustainable agriculture and promoting a better CAP. Small events and debates will be happening along the way, as well as a photo campaign – a growing album of portraits of individuals holding signs that express their wishes for the future CAP, which will be presented to EU politicians (send yours!).
The Good Food March participants will serve as a sounding-board for the aspirations of those who are not resigned to an agriculture dominated by agribusiness, but instead demand good, clean and fair food for all.




|


   

Focus on

Towards a circular economy: a zero waste programme for Europe
Belgium | 03/07/2014
The European Commission has adopted the Communication "Towards a circular economy: a zero waste programme for Europe" to establish a common and coherent EU framework to promote the circular economy.

Find out more here.

Slow Food Italy Comments on the Start of Italy’s Six-Month European Presidency
Belgium | 02/07/2014
“Italy’s presidency of the European Union will undoubtedly be a unique occasion for our country to set the pace on important issues, firstly the regulations on seeds and GMOs, but also animal welfare and the right to food,” said Gaetano Pascale, the president of Slow Food Italy. “That’s why we are sending our best wishes to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his team. We hope Italy will leave its mark on the future of Europe, bringing important reforms for the economy and policies on agriculture, energy and immigration. We also hope to see the creation of a Common Agricultural Policy that takes a holistic approach to the food system, contributing to the fight against waste, the protection of biodiversity and greater support for the role of local producers and consumers. Renzi said that he hopes Europe will find its soul. We at Slow Food are ready to work hard every day to help that happen.”

What is the impact of neonicotinoids on biodiversity and ecosystems?
United Kingdom | 27/06/2014


This video highlights the results of the Worldwide Integrated Assessment report on the use of neonicotinoids and provides a comprehensive, independent analysis on the use of systemic pesticides and their consequences.

EU: Yes to “Mountain Product” Designation
Belgium | 25/06/2014
The European Union has said yes. And now the European farmers and food producers who work and live in the mountains,...

Feeding the 5000!
Belgium | 16/06/2014
Back in April, Feeding the 5000 landed in Brussels, bringing a strong message against food waste to town. Slow Food and the Slow Food Youth Network were partners of the event.

Check out the video below to find out more about the day and all the partners involved.

 
Slow Europe
 
 
 

Slow Food - P.IVA 91008360041 - All rights reserved

Powered by blulab